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Judge denies Stormy Daniels request to restart case against Trump, Cohen
Judge denies Stormy Daniels request to restart case against Trump, Cohen

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. In an order dated Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James Otero said the amount of media attention in the case was not a sufficient reason to reconsider the 90-day stay he had imposed in April. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a non-disclosure agreement under which Cohen paid her $130,000 not to discuss her alleged relationship with Trump in 2006 and 2007.

North Korea
North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

Kim Jong Un concluded a two-day whirlwind visit to China Wednesday, where he declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. It was Kim's third official visit to China, designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests as Trump and the young autocrat move into uncharted diplomatic terrain.

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren
The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local):

The One Piece of Advice Andrew Zimmern Would Give to Young Chefs
The One Piece of Advice Andrew Zimmern Would Give to Young Chefs

At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the chef and television personality also addressed the death of his good friend Tony Bourdain.

The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants
The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants

BERLIN (AP) - The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local):

DHS Secretary Says There
DHS Secretary Says There's No Family Separation Policy 'Period'

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended her

Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn

 
Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn  

Along Florida's sun-splashed shorelines, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required. A reality check may come sooner than many may think, according to a report out Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, which finds as many as 64,000 coastal residences worth $26 billion in Florida are at risk of chronic flooding in the next 30 years, the life of a typical mortgage. Across the United States, 311,000 coastal homes with a collective market value of about $120 billion in today's dollars are at risk of chronic flooding by 2045, it said.

Children separated from parents at US border held in cages in Texas warehouse
Children separated from parents at US border held in cages in Texas warehouse

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of crisps and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl's diaper. The US Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern US border, responding to new criticism and protests over the...

Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early
Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early

SOUTHAMPTON (AP) - The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA's clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be.

Here's How to Stop North Korea from Cheating on Denuclearization
Here's How to Stop North Korea from Cheating on Denuclearization

Now that North Korea has agreed at the Singapore summit to work towards denuclearization certain elements will need to be in any nuclear deal for the agreement to be effective. Despite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's more recent suggestions that he is open to denuclearizing if the United States were to provide security guarantees for the regime, North Korea has a significantly longer history of arguing that it would never do so.

South Korea came up with a very creative tactic to use against Sweden in the World Cup
South Korea came up with a very creative tactic to use against Sweden in the World Cup

Whenever you bring together dozens of different countries from around the globe, there's gonna be some cross-cultural confusion. And if you're South Korean coach Shin Tae-yong, you figure out how to work that to your advantage. SEE ALSO: World Cup opening game proved a little tricky for people with colour blindness In a press conference Sunday, Shin explained the unusual tactic he'd employed against spies from the Swedish team: He'd had his team members swap jersey numbers for the warmup games, in hopes that scouts would confuse the players for one another.  "It's very difficult for Westeners to distinguish between Asians, and that's why we did...

Suspect dead, 22 hurt in arts festival shooting
Suspect dead, 22 hurt in arts festival shooting

A suspected gunman is dead and 22 people injured after gunfire erupted at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey. Jillian Kitchener reports.

US and South Korea to announce suspension of 'large-scale' military drill
US and South Korea to announce suspension of 'large-scale' military drill

Trump surprised South Korea with his pledge to end military exercise following the North Korea summit. South Korea and the US are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills next week, with the provision that they will restart if North Korea fails to keep its promise to denuclearise, a South Korean news agency said on Sunday.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump assails Dems for his own migrant policy
AP FACT CHECK: Trump assails Dems for his own migrant policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump won't take responsibility for the consequences of an immigration policy that is separating children from parents who are arrested for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. He persists in blaming a "Democrat" law for driving families apart, though no such law exists.

"Real Housewives of New York City" Star Luann de Lesseps Is Now Selling-Or Renting-Her Hamptons House
"Real Housewives of New York City" Star Luann de Lesseps Is Now Selling-Or Renting-Her Hamptons House

Now you can buy or rent the Bravo reality star's Sag Harbor home, depending on your preference

Vladimir Putin accused of using World Cup to bury bad news after raising pension age on opening night
Vladimir Putin accused of using World Cup to bury bad news after raising pension age on opening night

Vladimir Putin's government has been criticised for using the World Cup to bury bad news after it announced a rise in the pension age in the wake of Russia's first victory of the tournament.  The announcement, which came immediately after Russia's 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening, is likely to prove widely unpopular among the Russian public, who opinion polls show are deeply opposed to adjustments to the welfare state.  Dmitry Medvedev, the prime minister, said the proposed adjustments to the law would see the pension age for men raised from 60 to 65 and for women from 55 to 63.  There will also be an two percent increase on VAT from 18 to 20 percent.  Alexei Kudrin, a...

German Migration Drama Could Spell The End For Angela Merkel
German Migration Drama Could Spell The End For Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's grip on power is hanging by a thread as the

This Is the Moment President Trump Shook Hands With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore
This Is the Moment President Trump Shook Hands With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore

President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at 9:05 a.m. local time at the Capella Hotel resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island Tuesday, marking the start of a historic summit

The Latest: Man who killed 5 cyclists gets 40 year sentence
The Latest: Man who killed 5 cyclists gets 40 year sentence

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of Charles Pickett Jr. in a crash that five bicyclists in Michigan in 2016 (all times local):

Turkey will drain
Turkey will drain 'terror swamp' in Iraq's Qandil, Erdogan says

Turkey will drain the "terror swamp" in northern Iraq's Qandil region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, a day after the military said it hit more than a dozen Kurdish militant targets in air strikes. Turkey's army has ramped up operations in northern Iraq, with the aim of destroying Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases in the Qandil mountains, where high-ranking members of the militant group are thought to be located.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte come out to watch Duke compete in polo tournament
Prince George and Princess Charlotte come out to watch Duke compete in polo tournament

Watching one's father play polo is not the most exciting activity for most under-fives, but the Duke of Cambridge's eldest children found plenty of ways to beat the boredom on a sun-soaked family day out yesterday. While the Duke competed in a tournament at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, Prince George and Princess Charlotte slipped off their shoes and chased each other around the edges of the field. Charlotte, aged three, showed off her roly-poly technique by tumbling on the grass, while George, who will be five next month, mimicked his father by hitting balls with a miniature polo mallet. George is reportedly left-handed, like his father, but polo players are only allowed to...

U.S. House members near forcing
U.S. House members near forcing 'Dreamer' immigration debate

An effort in the U.S. House of Representatives aimed at forcing a debate on bipartisan legislation protecting "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation edged closer to success on Tuesday when two more Democrats joined the effort. A petition was launched last month by centrist Republicans who say they are tired of inaction on immigration in the Republican-controlled Congress. The issue has bitterly divided Republicans, but nearly all Democrats favor holding the debate and had signed the petition as of late last month.

Montana Republicans Are Picking Who Will Take On A Top Trump Senate Target
Montana Republicans Are Picking Who Will Take On A Top Trump Senate Target

Republicans know President Donald Trump has made defeating Montana Democratic

Washington
Washington's Dangerous Fixation on Iran

Perhaps the most problematic aspect of how America is haunted by Iran's specter is that it forecloses serious domestic introspection about Washington's Middle Eastern policies. United States President Donald Trump appears to worry a lot about Iran, a concern that is shared by his secretary of state and national security adviser.

Correction: School Official-Student Shot story
Correction: School Official-Student Shot story

BOSTON (AP) - In a story May 31 about a former school official convicted of maiming a student, The Associated Press erroneously reported how long Shaun Harrison worked as a dean at Boston English High School. Documents show he held that role for two months, not five years.

Denmark Just Became the Latest European Country to Ban Burqas And Niqabs
Denmark Just Became the Latest European Country to Ban Burqas And Niqabs

Activists say the law violates rights to freedom of expression and religion

11 Convertibles That Are Quickest To Take Off Their Tops
11 Convertibles That Are Quickest To Take Off Their Tops

China
China's 'dream of hegemony' biggest threat in Asia, says US admiral appointed as ambassador to South Korea

A US admiral who is expected to become Washington's next ambassador to South Korea warned that China's "dream of hegemony" was the greatest threat to America in Asia. Admiral Harry Harris said that while North Korea was the most urgent concern, China's growing power in Asia would provide the greatest challenge to the United States. "North Korea remains our most imminent threat and a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable," he said during a ceremony in Hawaii where he handed over leadership of the US regional command. However he added: "China remains our biggest long-term challenge. Without focused...

I Found Two Great Ways to Lay Out My Minuscule Studio Apartment
I Found Two Great Ways to Lay Out My Minuscule Studio Apartment

They're so good, I can't pick a favorite

Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian Pose in Sexy Bikinis for
Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian Pose in Sexy Bikinis for 'Low-Key' Memorial Day Weekend

Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian spent their Memorial Day at the pool, showing off their summer-ready figures in sultry bikinis.

Video of Officer Punching Young Woman Surfaces, Officers Put on Administrative Duty
Video of Officer Punching Young Woman Surfaces, Officers Put on Administrative Duty

After video surfaced of a police officer punching a 20-year-old woman in New Jersey on Saturday, officers have been placed on administrative duty, pending an investigation.

Trump Confirms North Korean Official Is Headed To New York To Discuss Nuclear Summit
Trump Confirms North Korean Official Is Headed To New York To Discuss Nuclear Summit

President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman

Dictionary.com Takes A Mighty Swing At Rudy Giuliani After He's Booed At Yankees Game
Dictionary.com Takes A Mighty Swing At Rudy Giuliani After He's Booed At Yankees Game

Well played, Dictionary.com.

Nissan unveils Leaf cabriolet
Nissan unveils Leaf cabriolet

Nissan has produced a convertible version of the world's best-selling all-electric car, although it's a one-off creation designed to celebrate the milestone of 100,000 sales of the Leaf in its native Japan. If asked what could be done to make the Nissan Leaf EV more attractive to the mass market, it's probably fair to say most people would say longer battery life and not many would come up with the idea of making it a convertible. From the image released by Nissan of the convertible Leaf it's hard to tell if the roof folds into the trunk or if it's been removed completely.

France offers citizenship to Malian immigrant who scaled building to save child
France offers citizenship to Malian immigrant who scaled building to save child

France on Monday offered citizenship to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, President Emmanuel Macron said. Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life on Sunday as he climbed up the balconies to rescue the four-year-old who is clinging to a railing and glancing at the ground below, while horrified onlookers watched. The video went viral and Gassama, who has been nicknamed "Spider-Man" for reaching the boy in the nick of time, was swiftly granted a meeting at the Elysee Palace.

France
France's 'Spiderman' joins fire brigade as citizenship awaits

Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian "Spiderman" feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship Tuesday and joined the fire brigade as accolades continued to pour in over his daring rescue. Video footage of Gassama scaling four storeys of the building with his bare hands has catapulted the young man to global fame, and earned him the promise of citizenship from President Emmanuel Macron. Wearing white sweatpants and a black cap, the hero of a rescue video viewed by millions of people appeared slightly overwhelmed by the media furore as he filed his application for legal residency in the Paris suburb of Bobigny.

EU foreign ministers seek to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
EU foreign ministers seek to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is seeking to shield the bloc's strategic and economic interests in Iran in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the international nuclear deal, as the EU foreign policy chief insisted Monday that the unity of the member states was unquestioned.

Greece, Macedonia edge closer towards resolving name dispute
Greece, Macedonia edge closer towards resolving name dispute

Greece and Macedonia have edged closer in their efforts to resolve a decades-old dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name, with their foreign ministers drafting documents which could pave the way for a settlement. Greece has long opposed Macedonia's right to call itself that, saying it amounts to a territorial claim on a northern Greek region of the same name. The dispute has blocked Macedonia's bid to join NATO and the European Union.

11 Hanging Chairs You
11 Hanging Chairs You'll Never Want to Get Out Of

Mother of
Mother of 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned

The scandal engulfing the Korean Air dynasty widened Monday as 69-year-old matriarch Lee Myung-hee faced police questioning over allegations she assaulted employees including household staff and construction workers renovating her home. Lee's two daughters, who held management positions at South Korea's top carrier, became viral sensations for their own temper tantrums which were dubbed the "nut rage" and "water rage" scandals online. "I am sorry for causing trouble," a bespectacled Lee said with her head lowered as she walked past throngs of journalists before entering a Seoul police office.

New Jersey police investigating video depicting officer punching woman during arrest
New Jersey police investigating video depicting officer punching woman during arrest

Police are investigating after a video posted to social media shows a police officer wrestling a woman to the ground and punching her in the head at a beach in Wildwood.

Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500
Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danica Patrick trudged out of the infield care center with her head down, mirrored sunglasses covering the disappointment in her eyes.

US warships sail past islands claimed by China in 'freedom of navigation' exercise
US warships sail past islands claimed by China in 'freedom of navigation' exercise

Two US Navy warships sailed near  islands claimed by China on Sunday in a bid to challenge Chinese efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the area,  US officials said.  In a move likely to anger Beijing, the Higgins, a guided-missile destroyer, and the Antietam, a guided-missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.  The ships carried out maneuvering operations near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels, one of the officials said. The archipelago is among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbours, and the operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington...

Iran sanctions shadow falls on smaller German banks
Iran sanctions shadow falls on smaller German banks

Germany's biggest lenders have shied away from business with Iran after past penalties for breaching US sanctions, but smaller banks have leapt on opportunities afforded by the nuclear deal rejected by Donald Trump. There are just months to go until a November deadline issued by Washington after the US president abandoned a hard-fought agreement that loosened business restrictions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for Tehran giving up its pursuit of nuclear weapons. "We will continue to serve our clients," for now, said Patrizia Melfi, a director at the "international competence centre" (KCI) founded by six cooperative savings banks in the small town of Tuttlingen in southwest Germany.

Helio chasing No. 4 as his Indy 500 career winds down
Helio chasing No. 4 as his Indy 500 career winds down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The screaming yellow firesuit made Helio Castroneves easy to find at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut
Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago made her public debut Saturday.

The Latest: So far, lava has destroyed 82 Hawaii structures
The Latest: So far, lava has destroyed 82 Hawaii structures

HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):

Beirut will need to play its cards right forming a government amid tightening US sanctions on Hizbollah
Beirut will need to play its cards right forming a government amid tightening US sanctions on Hizbollah

The United States is trying to curb the increasing Iranian influence in the Middle East and is taking its fight to Lebanon through Tehran's main proxy - Hizbollah. As part of wider US strategy, the recent sanctions imposed on Iran and its non-state actors will give Lebanese officials a major headache in forming a new government. The US has been imposing sanctions on the militant group for decades. However, a new wave last week appears to be more serious about targeting the group's top leadership as well as businessmen and companies that Washington says are funding the group that has sent troops to Syria to bolster Bashar al-Assad's regime. And they come weeks after US President...

Canada police seek suspects in restaurant bombing, 15 injured
Canada police seek suspects in restaurant bombing, 15 injured

Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant Thursday night and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, but police said on Friday the incident did not appear to be a hate crime or linked to international terror. The blast went off in a popular Indian restaurant in Mississauga, a city west of Toronto, at about 10:30 p.m. local time on Thursday. Security camera footage showed two men entering the restaurant, one carrying an object.

China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions
China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese navy pilots aboard the country's sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings, state media reported Friday.

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